Highland Ext Ofc

The Highland County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is your local connection to Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.

Through educational programs based on research and developed with input from local stakeholders, we help the people of Highland County improve their lives.

We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.

Local News

4-H Grows Here

4-H Information

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Hay bales

Agricultural Information

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Canned food

Family & Consumer Sciences

  • Food & Nutrition Agent, Becky Gartner, can be reached at rebes13@vt.edu
  • Home Food Preservation
  • ServSafe Training
  • Food as a Business
  • Home Water Quality
  • SNAP-Ed Educator, Rebecca Owen, can be reached at rmarlatt@vt.edu
  • Eat Smart, Move More
  • For individual financial assistance, contact Karen Poff at kpoff@vt.edu

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Virginia Food Access Network (VFAN)

The Virginia Food Access Network (VFAN) accelerates efforts, connects partners, and shares resources to solve child hunger in Virginia and create nutritious food access for all Virginians.


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